Thieves raided a charity in Shropshire stealing a number of rare chickens.
Three Dutch Bantams, two Shamos and five large Shamos, two Polish hens and four White Sussex were stolen from the Shifnal Walled Garden in Shifnal.
The charity, which runs horticultural and rural courses for disabled and vulnerable people, was targeted on Friday night or Saturday morning.
Spanners, allen keys, tape measures and an electric compressor were also taken.
Constable Ben Bishop said: “The burglary is of note due to the charitable nature of the premises and also because a number of valuable rare breed chickens and cockerels were stolen amongst other things.
“There was also damage caused for no reason other than vandalism, such as a foam filled fire extinguisher being set off in the craft room.
“It is a particularly despicable burglary considering what the Walled Garden Project does.”
He appealed for information on the 101 number.